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Hippocampus abdominalis (large seahorse; Pot-bellied seahorse; Eastern potbelly seahorse; Big-belly Seahorse; Bigbelly seahorse; Big-bellied Seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus agnesae; Hippocampus bleekeri; Hippocampus graciliformis
Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese; Maori

Wikipedia Abstract

The big-belly seahorse or pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis, is one of the largest seahorse species in the world with a length of up to 35 cm, and is the largest in Australia. Seahorses are members of the Syngnathidae family, and are teleost fishes. They are found in southeast Australia and New Zealand, and are listed on Appendix II of CITES.
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Litter Size [1]  1,116


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bass Strait Drainages Australia Australasia Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Prey / Diet

Caprella equilibra[2]
Hippolyte bifidirostris[2]
Ischyrocerus longimanus[2]
Tenagomysis similis[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis[3]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Life history and ecology of seahorses: implications for conservation and management, S. J. FOSTER AND A. C. J. VINCENT, Journal of Fish Biology (2004) 65, 1–61
2Natural diet of the seahorse Hippocampus abdominalis, CHRIS M. C. WOODS, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 2002, Vol.36: 655-660
3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0